A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)
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November 2, 2016 Subject:
A wonderful reading. Loved the accents and different voices and speech patterns, and was delighted with the eccho- and layer-effects. Good job!
February 16, 2016 Subject:
This is a great book, packed with suspenseful drama, villainy, heroism and memorable characters. I was delighted to rediscover it through Adrian Praetzellis's excellent reading, full of vim and gusto, and bringing each character to life with their own distinctive voice. He does a good job of singing buccaneers too. I can't think of a better antidote for a rainy day. Enjoy!
November 21, 2014 Subject:
I can't believe I had not read/listened to this one before! The story is brilliant, and Adrian Praetzellis' interpretation makes it come alive. Well written, well read, and you should definitely listen to it as well! :) As for one of the other reviewers, the ladies thoroughly enjoyed the adventure, the blood and the violence.
May 19, 2013 Subject:
Wonderful reading of a classic and much appreciated!
June 15, 2011 Subject:
Arrr!!!...shiver me timbers matey. Listen to this book.
I downloaded this book to listen to while driving on a long trip. I was so into this recording that I nearly drove out of gas. I wish the Coen brothers would make a movie based on this. In my mind's eye it was as if they were telling the story. I am not sure the ladies will appreciate the adventure, blood and violence. I loved it. I enjoyed how Robert Louis Stevenson ended each chapter with something that forced you to want to go on. I simply could not stop listening to this book.
June 3, 2011 Subject:
What a great book
Treasure Island is one of my favorite books, I read it at least once a year, and this was my second time listening to it. I am always impressed by Mr. Praetzellis. He is such an excellent reader, I've enjoyed everything that he had read. His Long John Silver voice is just fantastic. I'm always thankful for his librivox contributions, he makes one of my favorite books a wonderful experience
November 25, 2009 Subject:
Great reading of this classic
Classic pirate tale and by far one of the best readings I have heard. Mr. Praetzellis does an amazing job.
October 29, 2009 Subject:
Great reading = Great Book
Great enthusiastic reading. My son is severely dyslexic but truly enjoys a great book. Listening while following along helps with his comprehension and vocabulary. Thanks for contributing!
August 28, 2009 Subject:
Good story, good reader
this book was required reading over the summer and listening was a lot easier. thanks.
January 16, 2009 Subject:
First time I've listened to a reader..kudos to Adrian!
October 29, 2008 Subject:
A great time guaranteed with this fine reading of a classic. This enthusiatic reader fills this story with atmosphere worthy of the material.
September 9, 2008 Subject:
Great reading of this adventure novel by Adrian Praetzellis - and fine singing.
September 6, 2008 Subject:
Enjoyed this tale with our 6 year old son.
May 4, 2008 Subject:
Classic sea adventure and a very good reading
Jim Hawkins is a young boy who lives at his parents’ inn, the Admiral Benbow, near Bristol, England, in the eighteenth century. An old sea captain named Billy Bones dies in the inn after being presented with a black spot, or official pirate verdict of guilt or judgment. Jim is stirred to action by the spot and its mysterious, accurate portent of Billy’s death. Hastily, Jim and his mother unlock Billy’s sea chest, finding a logbook and map inside.
And so begins a classic sea adventure. The reading by Adrian Praetzellis is very good indeed. Many thanks.
January 5, 2008 Subject:
Yo ho ho and an mp3 file
Excellent reading of this classic story.
The mixture of English West Country and East Ender accents is very effective. Singing is not bad either; you'll like the effect at the end of the last chapter. (The BookWorm, Manchester, UK)